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Organisational Development

 

Our goal is to promote effectiveness and sustainability. We aim to support you to develop and improve your organisation to the point where you become more effective, more efficient and have a more positive and lasting impact

 
 

Partnership Working

A thorough exploration of the principles and development of effective partnership working.  You will consider the different types of partnership working and possible implications for you.

 

PR and Marketing

An effective PR & Marketing strategy has the potential to make a significant contribution to the success of your organisation.  This course will provide you with practical advice and ideas for your marketing needs.

 

Effective Fundraising

Identify the different sources of funding - enabling you to develop a fundraising strategy, plan campaigns and to write effective funding applications.

 

Equal Opportunities

Gain an understanding of an Equal Opportunities Policy, be able to outline the kinds of discrimination and prejudice the policy needs to address and relate this to your own organisation.

 

Safeguarding Adults

A basic knowledge regarding best practice in working with vulnerable people. Why do we need to consider the needs of vulnerable people? What are our legal duties, and how to recognise the signs and symptoms of abuse.

 

Introduction to Safeguarding Children

Delivered in partnership with the Kent Childrens Safeguarding Board; introduction to the term “child abuse”. Recognise the possible indicators and signs of abuse, understand how to respond appropriately and sensitively to disclosure of abuse and understand procedures when you suspect abuse or abuse has been disclosed.

 

Community Development

Increase your understanding of the key principles underpinning community development work. The importance of participation in planning, as well as effective monitoring, maximises your impact and efficiency.

 
 

PQASSO Practical Quality Assurance System for Small Organisations

PQASSO is a quality assurance system to help management run an organisation effectively and efficiently. Created by, and for the voluntary sector, it asks organisations to take a systematic look at what they do and to decide exactly where improvements are needed.

 

Introduction to Tendering

Explore whether tendering is “right” for your organisation. Understand how tendering is different from grant funding, consider different systems of tendering, identify Do’s and Don’ts to ensure your organisation is “Tender Ready”.

 

Community Development

Increase your understanding of the key principles underpinning community development work. The importance of participation in planning, as well as effective monitoring, maximises your impact and efficiency.

 

Introduction to Monitoring and Evaluating

Learn the key to effective project planning and management. Provide regular reports on the outputs and outcomes of your organisations work, to assist with your planning and to evidence your work to your stakeholders.

 

Managing Change in a Voluntary Organisation

Change can have far reaching repercussions for all organisations. Understand the mechanisms of change, the impact and implement robust change management strategies.

 

Introduction to Bid Writing

Increasing your chances of fundraising success. Learn how to prepare a funding proposal by understanding and identifying the needs of your project, the aims and objectives of your bid, and the requirements of the funder. Identify realistic costs and present the work of your organisation.